Dear Wedding Helper,
In my profession, I have attended a lot of weddings and witnessed a lot of unique practices. However, this is the first time Ive ever come across a bride not having a reception, so I have never known a bride who needed to put a card box in the church. To gain insight to your question, I reached out to a wedding coordinator and a clergyman. Heres what they had to say:
Kari Adams, wedding coordinator and owner of The Handmade Event in Manhattan, says she has never seen a card box at a wedding ceremony, but thought up a genius way to handle it: If the church ceremony is the only time that you will have with your guests, then I think that you can put a table together filled with wedding details. If you have a table with a guestbook, small favors, wedding programs, and some photos of the couple, you could include a card box there. Adams believes people who bring gifts would be happy to have a place to put them, but you need to make it feel as if it were presented for guest comfort, not just so the bride and groom can get some cash.
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